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Deal reached to end crippling Nigeria fuel crisis

Abuja - Agreement was reached to end a crippling fuel crisis in Nigeria that had left the country at a virtual standstill just days before a new government is installed.

Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

Kano - Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP.

Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

Kano - A girl aged about 12 carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 31, witnesses said, shortly after officials revealed Boko Haram Islamists had recaptured a strategic town.

'At least 55 killed' in Boko Haram raids on two Nigerian villages

Maiduguri - At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of restive northeastern Nigeria's Borno state, local and vigilante sources said Friday.

Only the brave and desperate return to town freed from Boko Haram

Kuda - Spent bullets crunch underfoot, a raided bank lies in ruins and burned out cars and motorbikes dot the streets.

Escaped Chibok students offer help to freed Boko Haram hostages

Yola - Deborah knows just what to say to the 275 women and children who were held hostage by Boko Haram and rescued recently by the Nigerian military.

Gunman opens fire outside Nigerian school injuring 12

Kano - A gunman opened fire on Friday outside a school in northeast Nigeria's city of Potiskum, seriously wounding 12 students in an area repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram, a police officer and witnesses said.

Mental horror lingers for freed Boko Haram hostages

Yola - Fleeing Boko Haram fighters left the hundreds of women and children they captured to their fate in the bush as Nigerian soldiers closed in last week. Many survived but others weren't so lucky.

Nigeria frees 234 more women, children from Boko Haram stronghold

Abuja - Nigeria troops have freed another 234 women and children from Boko Haram's stronghold in the Sambisa forest, the military said Friday.

Nigerian military rescues more women, girls from Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Thursday vowed to free more hostages from Boko Haram after nearly 500 were released from atrocious conditions this week in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold.

Nigeria working to identify nearly 300 rescued women, girls

Abuja - Nigeria was on Wednesday seeking to identify nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram, raising hopes they may include schoolgirls seized in a high-profile kidnapping last year.

Nigeria claims rescue of nearly 300 women, girls from Boko Haram stronghold

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Tuesday claimed the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from a notorious Boko Haram stronghold, but said there was no confirmation the hostages were those kidnapped from Chibok a year ago.

Nigeria's GDP to hit $1 trn 2030 – Among top 20 world economies

Lagos - Nigeria's GDP will double in the next 15 years to more than $1 trillion, according to the latest projections by the USDA. The optimistic forecast says Nigeria's economy will grow at an annual rate of up to 7.92 percent in the next 15 years.

'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

Maiduguri - Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants.

Dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in fresh Boko Haram violence

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians in a weekend attack on an island on Lake Chad, after 21 people were shot dead in northeastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram slaughtered civilians in weekend attack: Witness

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen massacred residents who tried to jump into Lake Chad seeking safety and burnt others alive after overpowering soldiers in a weekend attack in the restive region, a witness said Monday.

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army

Marte - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said.

Boko Haram regroups en masse in stronghold area: Vigilante

Kano - Boko Haram fighters have amassed in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, as a military offensive tries to flush them out, a civilian vigilante told AFP on Thursday.

At least 23 killed in central Nigeria communal clashes: Police

Benue - At least 23 villagers have died in clashes between two mainly fishing and farming communities in central Nigeria's Benue state, police said Sunday.

'Mysterious' disease kills 18 in Nigeria: official

Lagos - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday.

Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Abuja - Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

At least 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

Lagos - Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a year on from the mass abduction of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala

Lagos - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

Buhari party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

Lagos - The party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of the country's 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.

Nigeria's ruling party regains control of key oil state: Election results

Port Harcourt - Nigeria's ruling party on Monday won back control of the key oil-producing state of Rivers, official results showed on Monday, after rigging claims by the main opposition.

Incoming president's party makes gains in Nigeria regional election

Lagos - Nigeria's All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Nigeria girls who fled Boko Haram look to brighter future

Lagos - A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

Massaguet - Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses -- these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

Results expected in Nigeria governor, local polls

Lagos - Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria's state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country.
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